HTC One (M8): prices and availability in Singapore

Update 05/04: prices for the HTC One (M8) with a two-year telco plan have been updated or you can get it without contract at S$998 from 5 April

The HTC One (M8) is the number one smartphone in Stuff’s coveted Top Ten list. But we guessed you saw that coming when you read our review.

It’ll be available in Singapore from 5 April, vying for your attention against the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2. Besides the obvious question whether HTC is doing a better job than Samsung or Sony Mobile, read on to learn if the One (M8) will burn a huge hole in your wallet, as well as where you can get it.

READ MORE: HTC One (M8) review

Signing a two-year plan with telcos

StarHub

Sign up for StarHub’s S$38 per month SmartSurf Lite plan to get the phone for S$639. The SmartSurf Lite plan includes 100 minutes of local outgoing call time, 800 free SMS and 2GB of local data. The phone costs as little as S$99 with the highest tier S$205 per month SmartSurf Elite plan that gives you 2000 minutes of local outgoing call time, 2500 free SMS and 12GB of local data. Full details of the phone price and its accompanying price plans are available here.

SingTel

Sign up for SingTel’s S$39.90 per month Lite plan to get the phone for S$608. The Lite plan includes 100 minutes of local outgoing call time, 800 free SMS and 2GB of local data. The phone is free with the highest tier S$239.90 per month Prestige plan that gives you unlimited local outgoing call time, unlimited SMS and 12GB of local data. Full details of the phone price and its accompanying price plans are available here.

M1

Sign up for M1’s S$39 per month Value Surf plan to get the phone for S$648. The Value Surf plan includes 120 minutes of local outgoing call time, 600 free SMS and 2GB of local data. The phone costs as little as S$88 with the highest tier S$198 per month MaxSurf+ plan that gives you unlimited local outgoing call time, 2000 free SMS and 12GB of local data. Full details of the phone price and its accompanying price plans are available here.

All three telcos will also throw in a free HTC One (M8) premium pack, which consists of two screen protectors, a 32GB microSD card and a 6500mAh power bank worth S$119 whilst stocks last.

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S$998 without contract

It’s a tie between the One (M8) and the Xperia Z2, both priced at S$998 without contract and armed with 16GB of internal storage. 16GB doesn’t sound like a lot, but fortunately you can bump up the One (M8)’s storage with a microSD card. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, though priced slightly higher at S$1068, comes with 32GB of internal storage and microSD expandability too.

The smartphone will be available from HTC’s authorised resellers, so feel free to try your luck at major shopping centres such as Funan DigitaLife Mall. Electronic retailers such as Courts and Challenger are also likely locations. Chances are, it’ll have ample supply to meet consumer demand, avoiding the supply shortage problem when Xiaomi launched its Redmi and Mi3.

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Online retailers

Mobile Square’s pricing for the One (M8) without contract hasn’t been fixed, but a good gauge would be the retailer's buy-back price of S$820 for a brand new set. Estimating a reasonable profit margin, our guess would be a retail price of at least S$900.

HTC One (M8): prices and availability in Singapore

Expansys hasn’t listed the One (M8)’s price yet, but it has set space aside for both 16GB and 32GB versions of the phone. Another interesting sighting on the Expansys site is the Dot View cover, which is listed at S$30.99, with HTC’s recommended retail price for the funky casing being S$59.

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